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EDUCATION

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MSc Programmes

The School of Geography and the Environment hosts one of the largest graduate schools in Geography and the Environment in the world, and plays a key role in training world leaders in the field. The School recruits one hundred postgraduate MSc students across four taught programmes each year. The Smith School participates in leading and teaching modules across three of these programmes:

During 2013-14 SSEE academics instructed the following courses:

  • Corporate Environmental management (NSEG)
  • Corporate Social & Environmental Acocuntability (NSEG)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy (ECM)
  • Decision Making Processes (NSEG)
  • Water Economics (WSPM)
  • Mobile Water for Development (module for all MSc courses)

MSc – MBA 1+1

This programme provides for the continuation of a one year MSc at the School of Geography and the Environment into a one year MBA at the Saïd Business School. The Smith School takes responsibility for those 1+1 students whose dissertation aligns with our research areas, typically where one of our faculty members is the primary supervisor.

In order to apply for the 1+1 programme, candidates will need to meet the admissions requirements for both the MBA and MSc programmes and be admitted separately to both. When applying to each programme, it is important to make clear your intention to take the 1+1 programme.

Further information on the MSc programmes and how to apply is available on the School of Geography and the Environment’s website.

For further information on the MBA programme and how to apply please see the Saïd Business School website.

GOTO

The Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) courses are designed to engage the Said Business School’s community with some of the most complex issues that the world faces today.

In 2014, the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment was asked to develop a GOTO Water Management and Markets course to be taught in Trinity, and Michaelmas terms of 2015. The module teaches MBA and Executive MBA students about the risks, challenges and opportunities to be found in the water sector, gathering inputs from Oxford academics, industry experts, and leading NGOs as well as small and large enterprises.

DPhil

To be a DPhil candidate at the Smith School, an application must be made to the DPhil in Geography and the Environment, through the School of Geography and the Environment. Successful applicants become a DPhil candidate at the Smith School if they are supervised by a member of the Smith School's faculty.

The School of Geography and the Environment encourages applicants to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss a research proposal before submitting an application to the DPhil. The application should then indicate the name of that potential supervisor so that it can be passed to the Smith School for comment.

If an application is received which does not mention a potential supervisor, but the research proposal is within the remit of the Smith School, the application will be passed to the Smith School for comment.